Mark Graban's - Lean Healthcare, Lean Hospitals, Healthcare Kaizen, Lean Thinking, Lean Manufacturing, Toyota Production System

Eight Types of Waste in Healthcare

From the book Lean Hospitals: Improving Quality, Patient Safety, and Employee Engagement

The types of waste:

  • Defects
  • Overproduction
  • Transportation
  • Waiting
  • Inventory
  • Motion
  • Overprocessing
  • Human potential

8 types of waste - lean hospitals